Cultural Writing. ITALIAN CULTURAL STUDIES presents selected essays written by participants in 4th Annual Interdisciplinary Symposium of the Italian Cultural Studies Association. Held in 2002, this conference addressed basic questions pertaining to both Italian cultural studies and the broader field as a whole. How do we define cultural studies? Why should we study the topics it covers? How should we teach this work? Contributors include Cinzia Sartini Blum, Mark Pietralunga, Kenneth Gulotta, Annette Burfoot, and collection editor Anthony Julian Tamburri, among others.